Make this color-changing LED brooch with FLORA! It’s a quick project with no soldering, just free-hand wiring to make the connections. Use our sample code or change it up to display whatever colors or fading effects you like! If you’re new to FLORA, check out the Getting Started guide and the RGB Smart Pixels guide prior to beginning this project.
This geeky necklace depicts an ASCII heart, like you’d see in email or text messages: <3! The pieces are laser-cut in Sterling silver, then hand soldered to silver tubes that hang from the 20" curb chain. The necklace has a high-shine finish and is treated to reduce tarnishing. The pendant measures 1.5" square, and the two pieces dangle freely with a silver bead between them. This necklace makes a great gift for any special occasion, especially Valentine's Day. Made with love and lasers in NYC – buy now at the Sternlab store as well as Adafruit and Maker Shed.
The 5000W laser cutter that cut these pieces is the size of a living room.
Photo by Matt Richardson